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Cops Probe Deadly Fire

Nassau County police are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of an occupant of a Massapequa Park home. Approximately 100 firefighters from the  Massapequa Fire Department responded to an active fire in a home at the northwest corner of Van Buren Street and Park Boulevard during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 20.

When they arrived, a man was discovered on the second floor, apparently trapped by the fire and unable to escape. A Nassau County advanced medical technician pronounced him dead at 2:50 a.m., about one hours and 45 minutes after firefighters arrived.

The Nassau County Police announced that the arson bomb squad is investigating the fire. It is considered non suspicious, although the investigation is ongoing. As of press time, police had not released the identity of the victim, pending notification of his family as well as the report of the medical examiner.